Under Public Act 93-0975, Illinois is required to produce a State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP) every four years. SHIP must include priorities and strategies for health status and public health system improvement in Illinois, with a focus on prevention. It also must address reducing racial, ethnic, geographic, age and socioeconomic health disparities. The plan is produced by a team of public, private and voluntary sector stakeholders appointed by the director of the Illinois Department of Public Health.
IPHI was privileged to work with the Illinois Department of Public Health, the Illinois State Board of Health and the State Health Improvement Planning Team to develop the inaugural SHIP in 2007.